LAS VEGAS, NEVADA | Go away for a few months and you don’t recognize the place. Go away for a few years and you might as well be in a different country.
If what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas then memories of your behavior could be the most permanent things in town. Every visit there’s an addition to the skyline. The Las Vegas Strip, once an intimate row of casino hotels straight out of a Joe Pesci movie, now could be mistaken for Doha, Abu Dhabi or any other gleaming desert city.
Two hundred yards off the Strip, behind a shiny 45-story hotel with a waterfall terrace and one of the best steakhouses in the western United States, sits a new golf course that pops on all fronts.
The Wynn Golf Club is the reincarnation of the course of the same name that closed down a few years ago, which was, itself, a reimagining of the old Desert Inn Golf and Country Club, which hosted both the PGA and LPGA tours and was a playground for Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Buddy Hackett and a slew of other celebrities who played Vegas when B...
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